This Handguard is similar to the MI-AK-SS except the lower section extends an EXTRA 4". It has a smooth finish on the sides and bottom and includes 4 picatinny rail sections to mount as desired.The Midwest Industries AK-47 SS-Series handguard is designed to fit most milled and stamped variants of the of the AK family. Includes 4 rail sections for the bottom and sides of the handguard. The handguard attaches around the barrel to provide a solid mounting platform. The upper portion of the handguard is attached to the lower handguard, instead of the gas tube to provide a solid platform to mount optics. The lower portion of the handguard extends to the handguard retainer and matches the length of the factory handguard. Features 4 sling attachment points for Push-button quick detach swivels (SOLD SEPERATELY). Slim design at 1.7" wide (like most wood handguards) without rail sections installed. This handguard is very light at 9.1 ounces without rail sections, 3 rail sections add 1.6 ounces of weight. Installation tools and instructions are provided.
Installation on requires removal of the cleaning rod and sling loop on the factory handguard retaining bracket.
No weight gain from factory Saiga rifles or most AKs.
This will fit the Saiga 7.62x39, 5.45x39 and 223 rifles. AK47 Gastube and Handguard Retaining Bracket not required.